Women’s & Men’s
For pelvic health and continence.
1 in 3 people will struggle – often in silence – with bladder and/or bowel issues, and often think it’s something they just have to ‘put up with’. One of the most common things we hear is “I’ve had kids, so it’s normal, right?”. Leaking accidentally (stress incontinence) or having a sudden urge to go and being unable to hold it (urge incontinence) can affect either the bladder or bowel, or both, and can be very distressing. It can affect men and women of all ages and is not normal, but is generally accepted.
Additionally, pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, erectile dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse all come under the umbrella of Pelvic Health. The good news is that around 80% of cases can be helped with conservative Physiotherapy. This is a specialist area, and we have Physiotherapists on our team with additional qualifications in Women’s and Men’s Health who can assist.
How We Can Help
Our specially trained Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapists will gather information during an initial assessment. This can include questions around bladder and bowel habits, sexual intercourse symptoms, lifestyle and family, exercise, and your general health including nutrition. You may be asked to complete a bladder or bowel diary to assist in pinpointing the underlying issues, as pelvic floor muscles can be weak in some cases, and overactive in others. It is likely that the Physio will perform a vaginal or rectal digital examination to assess muscle strength, tone and function – just like we do with other body areas which are having issues, and this will be discussed with you.
For our pregnant clients and new mums….
We also offer specific antenatal/postnatal modified pilates/yoga classes which are taught by a Physiotherapist with additional Women’s Health and Pilates qualifications. Research indicates that specific appropriate exercises during pregnancy can improve labour duration, the birthing process and ‘bounce back’ after birth – great news!
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From Pre-Natal Exercises To Menopausal Problems
- Pain associated with pregnancy
- Pain and instability from childbirth
- Diastasis (abdominal spitting with pregnancy)
- Stress Incontinence
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Bladder dysfunction
- Other pelvic pain
How We Can Help
- One-on-one assessment and treatment with our specially trained woman’s health physiotherapist.
- Continence assessment
- one-on-one Pilates sessions
- Facilitate returning to activity and sport in a safe and timely manner
- Issue of belts, braces, and bandaging
- We work closely with personal trainers and local midwives
- Pre-natal and Post-natal Pilates
- & much, much, more